It isn’t all leather and cotton. If you want to know how to dress like a cowboy, you need to have an eye for quality jewelry. Here are the essentials.
It doesn’t take a philosopher to grasp the concept of societal change. Over the past few decades, the world has undergone an enormous transformation with the rise of the internet and, more recently, social media. These aren’t necessarily bad things, as every society needs growth and advancement.
However, there is one thing that has withstood the test of time – authentic Western style. Whether you grew up on a ranch riding horses and going to rodeos or have an incurable passion for Western apparel, there will always be classic and modern Western apparel available.
Learning how to dress like a cowboy, however, is a key element to pulling it off. We can help. Check out our quick guide on Western Jewelry for men and women.
1. Men’s Watches
When it comes to working out on the ranch all day, no cowboy should be without a way to tell time. While most modern cowboys have kept with the times and own a smartphone, there is something elegant about a simple, yet masculine watch.
It needs to be rugged and timeless, with no digital watches here. The band should be leather or metal. It must be durable.
For time spent at events or indoors, men should consider the classic look and style of a pocket watch to add a sense of tradition.
2. Belt Buckles
When most people think of Western-style for men or women, a similar image appears – boots, cowboy hat, jeans, and a button-up shirt tucked into the pants.
The highlight? A flashy, typically oversized belt buckle that pulls the whole look together.
The Western belt buckle has grown in fame due to becoming a prestigious award for winning rodeo events. Now, belt buckles come in all shapes, sizes, designs, and functions (some buckles are lighters, bottle openers, hidden knives, etc.).
If you’re learning how to dress like a cowboy, you’re probably wondering how a pendant is different from a necklace. While a pendant often goes on a necklace, the pendant itself is the centerpiece and typically carries significant meaning to the wearer.
When choosing a pendant, choose one that personifies the Western-style. It can be anything from a horse or horseshoe to the traditional agate stone set in a metal base.
Women looking for a chic Western style should remember that cowgirls wore large earrings. Concho earrings are some of the most popular and commonly worn styles. However, you can’t go wrong with concho earrings with leather tassels either.
Learning how to dress like a cowboy means embracing earthy styles of jewelry that feature agates, turquoise, and other gemstones. A traditional, Navajo inspired turquoise ring, for example, adds the perfect touch to any cowgirl outfit.
If color isn’t your style, you can also stick with traditional concho-style rings made of different kinds of metals.
Looking for More Advice on How to Dress Like a Cowboy?
Learning how to dress like a cowboy and more importantly, pulling it off, may take some practice. If you’re looking for more advice, check out our article on Western fashion trends. And if you have any questions about our products, feel free to contact us at any time.